The main tasks of an automation engineer at Zentralbahn include maintaining sophisticated systems and carrying out repair, inspection and maintenance work on vehicles and components. Locating and resolving faults in electrical, pneumatic and mechanical systems, vehicle bodies, bogies and components is an important part of the job profile. The varied role of automation engineer also includes conversion work on vehicles and systems.


To work as an automation engineer, you must have completed an apprenticeship as an automation engineer, electrician or a related electrical engineering profession. It is advantageous if you already have professional experience in maintenance and/or are willing to undergo further training. Your qualities include personal responsibility, independence, good teamwork skills and creativity. You have a wealth of ideas when it comes to troubleshooting and a good understanding of IT.  

Career options.  

Zentralbahn offers a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal development.  

In addition to opportunities for internal promotion, there are a number of professional development opportunities for automation engineers, such as studies in automation/energy and environment at a professional education institution. There are also various bachelor’s degree courses on subjects such as systems engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, as well as energy and environmental technology. 

Would you like to start working as an automation engineer for Zentralbahn soon?